shovland at mindspring.com
Wed Nov 10 16:15:46 UTC 2004
The course of the battle suggests that in the
end the US will find that it has one more
paw stuck to the tar baby.
The other side has maintained strategic
discipline by holding to unconventional
tactics- fighting and fading- rather than
being drawn into a conventional fight-to-
the-death within the city.
When Wellington beat Napoleon at
Waterloo it was in part because Napoleon
executed his standard battle plan one
time too many. Wellington had Napoleon's
number and played it brilliantly.
The danger for the US is that the other side
will develop a habit of building temporary
strong points which we will attack and occupy,
thus spreading our troops ever more thinly.
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